Work on the 8th 1Rebel unit began in January 2020, with a 16-week programme, but was brought to an abrupt end at the end of March as the impact of the lockdown on the client’s business became apparent. We resumed activities in late September 2020, eventually handing over in December, some 50 weeks after we started.

This ground floor venue included studios for Rumble (boxing) and Reshape (treadmills and weights), with a mezzanine added to the male house changing rooms and plant rooms.

The puzzle of squeezing a mezzanine floor and all the services, including sprinklers, into the available height took a lot of design and co-ordination, but was successfully solved.

The photographs show the stunning results of everyone’s hard work.

Photographs by Gareth Gardner